Did you know that we are paying Child Benefit to 37,900 children who live in Poland? These are children who have remained behind while one or both of their parents is working in this country. Because our handouts are much higher than in other countries - particularly eastern Europe - Britain is a very attractive country to foreign workers. In Poland the equivalent of Child Benefit is £5 a week; here it is £20 for the first child and £13.20 for others.
The total cost of Britain supporting Polish children is estimated at £24 million a year.
This is the result of regulations of the European Union, in the false belief that all member economies are at the same level, which they are clearly not. All these regulations do is to encourage people from poorer EU countries to go and work in richer ones.
Why are we handing our taxpayers' money to Poles who live in Poland?